NATIONAL CHOCOLATE-COVERED NUT DAY
National Chocolate-Covered Nut Day on February 25th recognizes the delicious and crunchy snack drizzled, covered, dunked, or smothered in chocolate. The possibilities are endless with so many different types of nuts and chocolate combinations. For thousands of years, nuts have been a staple of… Read more…
NATIONAL SKIP THE STRAW DAY
On the fourth Friday in February, The Coral Keepers ask you to consider a different way on National Skip the Straw Day! For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed slurping a refreshing beverage through a cylindrical tube. If Marvin Stone (the inventor of the first paper straw in 1888) were alive today, he might be shocked to know of the five large areas of the ocean, called... Read more…
NATIONAL CLAM CHOWDER DAY
Each year on February 25th people across the nation have a bowl and spoon ready to be filled with clam chowder as they prepare to participate in National Clam Chowder Day. A clam chowder in its simplest form is a soup or … Read more...
- National Invest In Veterans Week – March 1-7
- Peace Corps Week – Week of March 1
- National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Begins the last Monday of February
- Will Eisner Week – March 1-7
- Telecommuter Appreciation Week – Always the Week of Alexander Graham Bell’s Birthday – March 3
- National Cheerleading Week – March 1-7
- National Professional Pet Sitters Week – First Full Week in March
In the Classroom
- Asset Management Awareness Month
- National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
- Irish-American Heritage Month
- Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
- National Breast Implant Awareness Month
- National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
- National Craft Month
- National Frozen Food Month
- National Social Work Month
- National Trisomy Awareness Month
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Recipe of the Day
Coconut Walnut Energy Bites
Prep: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 15 minutes
20 Medjool dates, pitted
2 cups walnut pieces
1 teaspoon spirulina
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus 1/4 cup for coating.
Place walnuts, dates, hemp seeds, spirulina, and 1/4 cup of coconut into a food processor and mix until it becomes sticky and starts to form a ball (around 2 minutes). Take the dough from the food processor and form 1-inch balls. Roll the balls into the remaining coconut to coat them. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Recipe Credit: Recipes from the Coconut Coalition of the Americas
February 25th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
William Austin Burt received patent no. 9,428 for the invention of the solar compass. While surveying iron-rich land that would soon become the Wisconsin Territory, the American innovator and surveyor continually had troubles with his magnetic compass. His invention of the solar compass solved the problem. Also known as an astronomical compass would become the standard of the surveying trade.
Among the rules and regulations adopted by the Convention of Base Ball Clubs, it is agreed that a game consists of nine innings to each team. A tie score continues the game, granting an equal number of innings to each team until one earns a majority of runs, thus concluding the game. Before the 1857 rules, play continued until 21 “aces” or runs were attained.
Hiram Rhodes Revels is sworn into the United States Senate representing Mississippi. He is the first African American to serve in the U.S. Congress.
Do you have that on file? Thanks to George Lewis McCarthy’s invention the Checkograph, patent no. 1,748,489, banks made photographic records of checks before returning them to their customers. Kodak would later purchase McCarthy’s patent and apply the product to other archival systems such as libraries and newspapers, beginning with the New York Times. And so began the era of microfilm.
The New York Rangers toppled the Montreal Canadiens at home in Madison Square Gardens during the first televised hockey game. NBC won the honors to air the 6-2 win on the ice.
Buenos Aires hosted the opening ceremonies of the first Pan American Games.
In a technical knockout, Cassius Clay claims the world heavyweight boxing title from Sonny Liston in the seventh round.
February 25th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Pierre Auguste Renoir – 1841
The French Impressionist painter was known for his real-life scenes in Paris. He also worked along with other accomplished Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet.
Ida Lewis – 1842
Lighthouses hold a fascinating charm for many people. They collect them, plan vacations so they can tour as many of them as possible. A lighthouse carries a wealth of history and symbolism. From the day it was erected, it stands as a torch lighting the way and protecting ships from the shores. Idawalley Lewis was the lighthouse keeper at Lime Rock Light in Newport, Rhode Island, for 32 years, and before that, she lived there with her parents who were the lighthouse keepers before her. Throughout her lifetime, even as a child, she kept an alert eye on the sea and those in danger. As a result, Ida rescued 36 people from the ocean’s depths and her rescues began at the young age of 12 years old.
Ida Noddack – 1896
In 1925, the German chemist and physicist along with her husband Walter Noddack and Otto Berg discovered rhenium, atomic symbol Re. In 1925, the German chemist and physicist along with her husband Walter Noddack and Otto Berg discovered rhenium, the atomic symbol Re. Since the silvery-white metal withstands corrosion, it’s used industrially for electrical contact material and filaments for a variety of uses such as flash photography, ovens, and medical imaging.
Anthony Burgess – 1917
The prolific British author and playwright is best known for his dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange. However, Anthony Burgess also dabbled in fantasy, historical fiction, comedy, short stories, and more. Some of the titles include The Pianoplayers, Any Old Iron, Abba Abba, and Nothing Like the Sun: A story of Shakespeare’s Love Life.
Bob Schieffer – 1937
With a broadcast career spanning more than 6 decades, Schieffer has reported under 13 presidents. His Washington D.C. experience made him an ideal choice as moderator for several presidential debates. He’s also served as an anchor for the long-running CBS broadcast Face the Nation.
George Harrison – 1943
The quiet Beatle was the lead guitarist with the Fab Five. In 1964, they successfully invaded the United States and in 1970, they parted ways. Harrison, like the other Beatles, pursued a solo career. During his career as a Beatle, Harrison wrote “Here Come’s the Sun,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” and “Eleanor Rigby.”
Lesya Ukrainka – 1871
Carrot Top – 1965
Sean Astin – 1971
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